Naval History August 2007 Foldout Guide : Page 1
Guadalcanal The Six-Month Struggle Modern Glimpses Guadalcanal’s Past of “THEN” PHOTOS: U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE PHOTO ARCHIVE (TOP, BOTTOM), NATIONAL ARCHIVES (CENTER); “NOW” PHOTOS: PETER FLAHAVIN/WWW.GUADALCANAL.HOMESTEAD.COM Many areas of Guadalcanal are still recognizable from their wartime appearances. Above: Buildings now dot the slopes of Edson’s Ridge. Below: With Savo Island in the background, the wreckage of the Kinugawa Maru is still visible where she ran aground in November 1942. Bottom: While Henderson Field is now an international airport, Fighter One, the airstrip about a mile to the southeast, is overgrown.